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MatPlus.Net Forum Competitions 3-rd FIDE World Cup in Composing 2013
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(1) Posted by Andrey Selivanov [Sunday, May 26, 2013 21:55]

3-rd FIDE World Cup in Composing 2013

3rd FIDE World Cup in Composing 2013

The International Chess Federation (FIDE), within the framework of its "Chess Composition" special project, is organising the 3rd FIDE World Cup in Composing for 2013 in eight sections.
The tournament is coordinated with the WFCC Presidium and is a part of the joint efforts by FIDE and WFCC for the popularization and development of chess composition worldwide.
The tournament sections and judges are as follows:
A. Twomovers – Judge: Vasil Dyachuk (Ukraine)
B. Threemovers – Judge: Miodrag Mladenović (Serbia)
C. Moremovers – Judge: Mikhail Marandyuk (Ukraine)
D. Endgame studies – Judge: Iuri Akobia (Georgia)
E. Helpmates – Judge: Fadil Abdurahmanović (Bosnia & Herzegovina) and Borislav Gadjanski (Serbia)
F. Selfmates – Judge: Zoran Gavrilovski (Macedonia)
G. Fairies – Judge: Petko Petkov (Bulgaria)
H. Retros and Proofgames – Judge: Silvio Baier (Germany)
In each section, only one composition by each author is acceptable and joint compositions are not allowed.
The theme is free in all sections, and any number of moves is acceptable in the h# and s# sections. In the fairies section, only computer-tested problems by one of the Alybadix, Popeye or WinChloe programs are allowed; the participants should state with which software they tested their composition.
The Director of the tournament is Dmitry Turevsky.
Entries must be sent in diagrams with complete solution and any comments by e-mail only to the director's address:
Participants should mention their postal address in the e-mail.
The closing date is September 1st, 2013.
The director will send all compositions to the judges on standardised anonymous diagrams by September 15th, 2013.
All judges should prepare their awards by December 1st, 2013.
The results will be published on the Internet by December 15th, 2013 and they will be declared final after two months allowed for claims of anticipation and unsoundness.
In each section, cups for 1st places, prizes, honourable mentions and commendations will be awarded, as well as certificates for the prizes signed by the President of the FIDE Mr. Kirsan Ilyumzhinov.
All participants will receive a copy of the booklet with the final awards.
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(2) Posted by Andrey Selivanov [Wednesday, May 29, 2013 05:01]

Announcement on WFCC website
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(3) Posted by Ian Shanahan [Wednesday, May 29, 2013 06:50]

Is this tourney only for original, previously unpublished problems? Or must they have already been published?
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(4) Posted by Nikola Predrag [Wednesday, May 29, 2013 11:58]

Interesting question. The announcements of many tourneys often do not mention the 'unpublished originals' although the 'already published' problems will not be accepted. How a newcomer could know it as self-evident?
Some details in this annoucement suggest that the 'unpublished originals' are expected, particularly:

"The director will send all compositions to the judges on standardised ANONYMOUS diagrams..."
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(5) Posted by Dmitri Turevski [Wednesday, May 29, 2013 12:25]

The third FIDE Cup invites everyone to send original problems only. As a matter of fact, i'm glad to have already recieved 11 compositions in these few days.
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